Special to the Mirror

MONTROSE—On Wednesday, Oct. 3, a group of volunteers from Alpine Bank picked up tools and helped build a new life for one more local family through Habitat for Humanity of Montrose.

Morning volunteers from Alpine Bank. Courtesy photo.

Giving back to the community has always been part of the Mission for Alpine Bank, which provides each of its more than 500 employees with 24 hours of paid time off each year to perform volunteer work.

“This year, we thought it would be fun to volunteer some of our time as a group, said Carolee Hawkins, San Juan Region Community Relations Director for Alpine Bank. “Opportunities like Habitat’s Build days create a team building experience for our employees–how could you resist the opportunity to smudge some paint on your fellow co-worker?

“We are excited to giving back to our community and to our local Habitat for Humanity in a hands-on way,” she added, “and we want to congratulate our local Habitat on the recent opening of the new Restore location.”

Alpine Bank is a $2.3 billion dollar, em- ployee-owned organization chartered in

1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. With 37 western and southwest- ern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.

Over the past 20 years, Habitat for Hu- manity of Montrose County has empow- ered 42 local families to help build and move into homes of their own. Habitat for Humanity is always in need of volunteers to help with construction, special events and at the new ReStore. To organize a build day with your company or communi- ty group, please contact Bill Bond at 970- 901-9576.

To volunteer, please contact us at re- or 252-9304. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity in Montrose, email col-, or call 970-252 -9303.